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“5th Anniversary” 4 of 5 stars
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Southern Light Country House
24 Hohenort Avenue, Constantia 7806, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #12 of 32 Constantia B&B and Inns
Bellville, South Africa
1 review
“5th Anniversary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We needed peace & tranquility and this venue was just right! The weather was in our favour so that we could enjoy the pool during the day and the evenings outside our rooms. Rooms were very comfortable and we were not disturbed even when just lying in bed till late mornings.
A thought to management - the TV could be placed higher (wall-mounted or higher cabinet) for more convenient watching.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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rocket2000, Manager at Southern Light Country House, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Thank you for your time.
We will look in to, how we can adjust the TV's for more convenient watching. Would be grate to know what room you stayed in?
Regards, Southern Light
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We were down in Cape Town for a friend's wedding and decided to try Southern Light Guesthouse as it was close to the venue. We were pleasantly surprised upon arrival and we really enjoyed just relaxing by the pool for a whiel. The garden is lovely and great just to sit on the patio and relax with the view. The only thing that bothered me was the lack of a mirror/dressing table in the bedroom. I had to rely soley on the bathroom mirror to do my make up and hair each day which did bother me. Other than that the breakfast was lovely, the staff freindly and the bed was very comfy. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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rocket2000, Manager at Southern Light Country House, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Thank you for the feedback. We did install full mirrors in each room.
Regards, Southern Light
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed being spoiled in the luxury of Southern Light. What makes it even better is that is set in a lovely mountain and forest surrounding secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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rocket2000, Manager at Southern Light Country House, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Thank you for the feedback, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay.
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Cape Town
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stayed here in February 2013 on a last-minute booking (groupon) for a weekend away (we are actually locals, unlike most of the other guests at the establishment!).

Upon arrival, our host showed us to our room (without actually introducing himself, but anyway). The room was spacious enough (garden view room) and well equipped. Very happy with the mini bar fridge, as we like to put some of our own things in a fridge when staying somewhere else as well. The bathroom is small but well laid out and modern. There was no light bulb in my bedside lamp. The only thing obviously missing which I would have expected from a four-star establishment was an air conditioner (granted... it was February!). The room was a bit stuffy and the fan which was provided only moved the air around... but helped the evening.

Something which I like to do is check whether the listing of TV channels provided is up to date. With the satellite television channels moving channel numbers around in October 2012, I checked whether the listing provided in the information booklet was amended, but it was not. Just something small.

The bed was extremely comfortable with lush bedding. Well done.

The property is really amazing, with rolling lawns down to the tennis court and pool. Breakfast was lovely and the staff were very friendly. Only thing which would have added to the ambience would have been some soft background music perhaps?

We had dinner at the Alphen Hotel on the Friday evening which is recommended (see separate review.)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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rocket2000, Manager at Southern Light Country House, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Thank you for your review.
We are sorry that who ever took you to your room did not introduce her self. Some times you get so carried away with other things on your mind you forget your own name:).
Tv list has bin updates and bulb replace:) we never had one of dose go missing before.
Sorry we don't have air-condition but we try to be good to the environment by using less electricity.
Regard, Southern Light
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

A little haven just a stones throw away from the bright lights of Cape Town . A home from home indeed it is . A place to totally switch off and relax,lovely garden with shadey trees and swimming pool with loungers to unwind. Maxi and her staff work verry hard to keep the place spotless and attention is give to little details to make you feel welcome.Thank You for a wonderfull couple of days

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony to overlook the wonderfull gardens- worth to pay the extra price .
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rocket2000, Manager at Southern Light Country House, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Thanks for your lovely review makes it all worth it:)
Regards, Southern Light
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Vienna, Austria
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Spent 21/2 weeks in the wonderful surrounding of Constantia. The house and the rooms are very comfortable (good beds!!) everything is clean and comfrtable. Downtown Cape Town is close enough and traffic and noise are far enough to be not audible.
So what do you need more to relax ??
Dr. Ronny and Christine Spiel

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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rocket2000, Manager at Southern Light Country House, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Thanks for the lovely review.
Regards, Southern Light
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We have just spent three glorious weeks there. What a find. It is set in about 2 acres with stunning gardens that lead to a Forrest, swimming pool and tennis court.It so peaceful and relaxing. Our room was a suite and very nice too. Maxi is a very generous host and her parents are a pleasure. We will be returning soon. So if you are looking for an excellent place to stay look no further, its got to be the Southern Light

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rocket2000, Manager at Southern Light Country House, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Thank you for the grate review we hope to see you soon:)
Regards, Southern Light
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Address: 24 Hohenort Avenue, Constantia 7806, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Constantia
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #12 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Constantia
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